2017 Materials Research Seed Grant Program Awards Announced

We are pleased to announce that after a thorough internal and external review process, awards have been made to fund exceptionally promising, innovative materials research on campus through the 2017 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program.

The area targeted for 2017 was PROTO-IRGs. Congratulations to:

  • Jinwoo Hwang, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, “Structure, Defects, and Emergent Properties at Magnetic Oxide Interfaces.”
  • Mohit Randeria, Department of Physics, “Spin Textures in Chiral Magnetic Materials.”

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OSU Bridge Program Featured in Physics Today

The February 2017 issue of Physics Today features an article on Ohio State’s APS Bridge Program: A Bridge Between Undergraduate and Doctoral Degrees.

“If we, as a community, want to make sure there are opportunities for everyone, then we need to recognize that some of the problems we must overcome are found outside J. D. Jackson’s Classical Electrodynamics. Some problems affect students in ways that we probably cannot immediately perceive. Fortunately, once we are made aware of them, many of these issues can be overcome relatively easily using resources and providing attention to students. Supporting students who didn’t get the same encouragement that many of us did and adopting a more nuanced approach during admissions, looking at potential rather than just accomplishments, are practices that will benefit everyone. URM students may not immediately see themselves as a part of our community, but with a little tweaking of our practices, they can join us in this exciting pursuit we call physics.”

Image of OSU Bridge Students

CEM is a devoted supporter of the OSU Bridge Program; several Bridge students conduct CEM research.

Physics Today 70 (2), 50 (2017); doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3464

New CEM Internal Advisory Council for Students and Postdocs

This autumn semester, CEM established a new student and postdoc advisory council to provide guidance and input for the direction of the Center. Do you have an idea for a new event, speaker, or seminar? Do you have feedback to share? The CEM Internal Advisory Council is seeking your input! It is led by postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Jyoti Katoch, and advised by Prof. Nandini Trivedi. If you are a graduate student or postdoctoral researcher interested in participating, please contact Jyoti at katoch.1